USA issues new Venezuela Executive Order

Yesterday, President Donald Trump expanded US sanctions on Venezuela by issuing a new Executive Order, which imposes (in summary) a travel ban and asset freeze on those who “unjustly benefit from dishonest or fraudulent conduct, illicit activity, and/or deceptive transactions within Venezuela’s gold sector or other identified sectors, or in relation to the Government of Venezuela or its projects or programs”. See OFAC Notice, two new OFAC FAQs, and White House press release.

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About Michael O'Kane

Michael O'Kane

Michael was called to the Bar in 1992 and prior to joining Peters & Peters was a senior specialist prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service Headquarters (CPS). He was a key member of a small specialist unit responsible for the prosecution of serious and high-profile fraud, terrorist,...

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